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Brit Marling

Date of birth : 1982-08-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 0000-00-00

Brit Marling is a well-known American writer, producer, director, and actress.

Brit Marling graduated from Georgetown University, with a bachelor's in economics, and was offered a job with Goldman Sachs, which she turned down in favour of a career as an artist. She first gained recognition in 2004 with the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas and later became a Sundance star with Searchlight movies Sound of My Voice (2011), Another Earth (2011) and The East (2013) she co-wrote and starred as lead role in.

She moved to Los Angeles to act and, after spending a couple of years exploring the movie industry and being offered roles as "the cute blonde in horror movies", she taught herself to write, reasoning that the best way to get decent parts was to write them, herself.

Despite her many roles in films she has co-written, Marling stated she "get[s] a lot more pleasure in acting in other people’s stories" since "one of the great pleasures of acting is surrendering to someone else's point of view of the world.

In 2014 she is slated to star in The Keeping Room, a drama thriller film directed by Daniel Barber and written by Julia Hart which also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington, Amy Nuttall, and Ned Dennehy.


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